Birmingham & Black Country

Walsall road death: Girl killed and man arrested

A 17-year-old pedestrian has died after being involved in a traffic collision.

A 42-year-old man from Walsall was arrested at the scene, just after the Merrions Close turning, on the Birmingham Road, Walsall, during the morning.

The girl was taken to hospital but died a short time later, West Midlands Police said.

A spokesman said the police had spoken to a number of witnesses but would still like to hear from people.

"This is a devastating tragedy for the girl's family and her friends and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time," the spokesman said.

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